Light to moderate rain has been marching west to east through KELOLAND today. Early rainfall reports range from a few hundredths of an inch in the west to just under a quarter inch in the east with more rain on the way.
The west has certainly had an active day from the strong winds to isolated thunderstorms producing hail. Reported wind gusts have been up to, and exceeding, 50 mph. There was a Wind Advisory issued for the strong winds that will expired this evening. And just east of Rapid City there was a report of nickel sized hail.
Showers will decrease tonight in northern and central SD this evening but the rain will linger into the overnight in southeast KELOLAND. Overnight lows will range from the mid 30s to 40s. And the strong winds should calm down. There will be a Frost Advisory in effect overnight in southwest SD.
Sunday (Mother’s Day) is still looking good, with mostly to partly sunny skies with spotty light showers in the east. Highs will reach the upper 50s to lower 60s, still a few degrees below normal.
Strong warming will begin on Monday, with sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s in the east and upper 70s in the west. Some showers are possible in the northeast.
Tuesday will continue the warm weather. With a few clouds and some spotty thundershowers possible, highs will reach the 70s to near 80.
The rest of the week continues the highs in the 70s to lower 80s. The next round of organized rain looks to be next weekend.